February 19, 2010

Kansas City, MO (February 19, 2010)—Jack M. Epps, shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart PC, has been recognized as a leader in mergers and acquisitions law by being selected as an author in the recently released book, Inside the Minds: Dealing with M&A Financing and Risk in a Changing Market, published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business. Dealing with M&A Financing and Risk in a Changing Market (ISBN: 978-0-314-26259-2), provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on handling mergers and acquisitions in a changing financial environment.
“I’m honored to be included among the top lawyers in the country discussing the impact of the down economy on M&A transactions, and adapting and creating new strategies to manage and minimize risks involved in doing M&A deals in this environment,” said Epps.
Partners from some of the nation’s leading law firms discuss the risks M&A participants are forced to consider, including changes to financing, target performance, and valuation. From understanding client motivations to managing expectations for returns, these authors explain the lawyer’s role in closing a successful deal in today’s marketplace. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to navigating this rapidly-changing area of law.
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About The Author
Jack Epps offers mergers and acquisitions counsel to a variety of businesses across the globe. Based in Overland Park, Kan., Epps provides planning for structure and formation of new business ventures and related entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He also provides negotiating, documenting and closing of various joint ventures, mergers, consolidations, acquisitions and sales of the stock and assets of his clients. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas, as well as M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from Kansas State University.

About Polsinelli Shughart
With approximately 470 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of life sciences, business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction and health care. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 13 offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Wilmington, Delaware; Chicago and Edwardsville, Illinois; Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and St. Joseph, Missouri; New York City; and Washington, D.C.

About Aspatore, a Thomson Reuters Business
Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business, exclusively publishes C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies and law firms. C-Level Business Intelligence™, as conceptualized and developed by Aspatore Books, provides professionals of all levels with proven business intelligence from industry insiders—direct and unfiltered insight from those who know it best—as opposed to third-party accounts offered by unknown authors and analysts. Aspatore Books is committed to publishing an innovative line of business and legal books, those which lay forth principles and offer insights that when employed, can have a direct financial impact on the reader's business objectives. In essence, Aspatore publishes critical tools for all business professionals.